- By David Jablonski Staff Writer
Who: Davidson (10-7, 5-1) at Dayton (9-10, 3-4)
When: 7 p.m., Tuesday
Where: UD Arena
TV/Radio: CBS Sports Network; AM 1290, News 95.7 WHIO
Probable Dayton starters
Darrell Davis, 6-5, Sr., G, 16.9
Josh Cunningham, 6-7, R-Jr., F, 16.2
Trey Landers, 6-5, So., G, 8.6
Jordan Davis, 6-2, Fr., G, 8.0
Jalen Crutcher, 6-1, Fr., G, 7.7
Probable Davidson starters
Peyton Aldridge, 6-8, Sr., F, 20.1
Jon Axel Gudmundsson, 6-4, So., G, 15.0
Kellan Grady, 6-5, Fr., G, 15.8
KiShawn Pritchett, 6-6, So., G, 6.6
Oskar Michelsen, 6-9, Sr., F, 5.8
Series history: Davidson leads 5-2. Dayton lost 73-67 to Davidson in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic 10 tournament last season in Pittsburgh. Dayton beat the Wildcats 89-82 in overtime at Davidson in the regular season last February. Dayton won the last meeting at UD Arena 80-74 in 2016.
Coaches: Anthony Grant is 9-10 as Dayton head coach. His career record in 10 seasons is 202-120. Bob McKillop is 543-335 in his 29th season at Davidson.
Last games: On Saturday, Dayton lost 88-74 to Rhode Island at UD Arena. On Friday, Davidson beat St. Bonaventure 83-73 in Davidson, N.C.
About Dayton: KenPom.com gives Dayton a 42 percent chance of winning and predicts a 73-71 score. … Cunningham ranks sixth in the nation in 2-point field-goal percentage (74.3). Overall, he’s shooting 67.6 percent. That percentage would rank third in school history behind Sean Finn (70.7, 2002-03) and Chris Daniels (68.8, 1995-96) if it stands. … Darrell Davis has made 169 3-pointers in his career. He ranks seventh in UD history. Since the start of A-10 play, he has passed Paul Williams (155), Shawn Haughn (157), Alex Robertson (158), Monty Scott (159) and Jordan Sibert (163).
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About Davidson: Since going 14-4 and winning the A-10 regular-season title in 2015, their first season in the league, the Wildcats have finished 10-8 and 8-10. They were 17-10 overall last season and were picked to finish sixth in the preseason poll. … In non-conference play, Davidson didn’t beat anyone ranked in the top 240 of the Pomeroy ratings. Its worst loss was to No. 231 Appalachian State. … Davidson has five foreign-born players on the roster: Dustin Kovacevic (Serbia); Nathan Ekwu (Nigeria), who’s out for the season with a knee injury; Gudmundsson (Iceland); Michelsen (Finland); and Will Magarity (Sweden).
Next game: Dayton plays Saint Louis (10-10, 3-4) at 2 p.m. Saturday at Chaifetz Arena.